New Axial T-Shirts

Unfortunately, everyone needs clothes, and there wasn’t much out there in the RC industry as far as modern styling goes, so we decided to come up with our own designs.

Here’s a couple teaser pics from a recent photo shoot. We thought you might like them!!

Tatt’d Model: “Expensive Cookie”
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We just received a new batch of hats as well.

Now available

Click the below link for a hi-res version!

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Axial Desktop image (1680×1120) of Cookie for your computer. Enjoy!

James & Joel – Father and Son Crawling Team

I recently asked my Friend James for pictures of him and his son. When I lived in Northern California these two would always be out crawling at the local meet up’s and competitions. It was great to see somebody as young as Joel ready to jump in line to try the next course or begging his father James for the transmitter to his SCX10.

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Wasn’t long before Joel showed up with his very own SCX10 with a Pro-Line Ambush CGR body on it. James also sent me a few pictures of Joel working on his SCX10 just like his Dad.


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Thanks for the pictures James! Its good to see you guys getting out and still having fun crawling.

SCX10 TR Tagline Mini-Contest Entries

This mini-contest has received an overwhelming response of over 250 entries and 775 tag lines! Axial would like to thank everyone who participated and we are very grateful for the enthusiasm shown for the new SCX10 TR. Before announcing the winner, we would like to share some of the tag lines that were considered for contest (the winning entry may be included in here!). We will officially announce all the winners of the SCX10 TR Tag line mini-contest before 6:30 p.m. PST.  So for the meantime, enjoy!

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AND THE WINNERS ARE

Congratulations to:

1ST PLACE: A trail rig so capable trails?  it don’t need no stinkin’ trails
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Chet M, North Attelboro, MA
2ND PLACE: A trail rig so capable… YOU will be it’s only limitation!
- Pete P, Montgomery, TX

3RD PLACE: A trail rig so capable… Columbus could have discovered a lot more then America with it
- Shane F, Alberta, Canada


UPDATE:
We’ve decided to add 5 Axial t-shirts due to the overwhelming response and the creativity of some of the submissions (now corrected, sorry for the mix-up!):

Honorable mention - A Trail Rig So Capable… it can climb Mount Everest with one wheel tied behind its tailgate
- Raghavan B, Santa Cruz, CA

Honorable
mention – A Trail Rig so Capable you’ll be saying “hold my beer watch this”
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Ronnie B, Madisonville, TN
Honorable mention – A Trail Rig so Capable… the competition will drop their lug nuts
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Steve H, Sunbright, TN
Honorable
mention – A Trail Rig So Capable… it’s like killing unicorns with a bomb
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James S, Star Valley, AZ
Honorable mention -A Trail Rig so Capable… it made the “Gone in 60 second” list
- Jack P, Nespelem, WA

There were several more that gave us a good laugh, so we’d like to thank all of you who took the time to take part in our contest.

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Note: These are not shown in the order in which they were submitted.

All About Mountain Goats:

A Trail Rig so Capable…even mountain goats will be jealous!
A trail rig so capable…….. goats take climbing lessons from it
A trail rig so capable…. It was raised by mountain goats
A trail rig so capable… even goats are envious.
A trial rig so capable that you’ll swear it’s part mountain goat.
A trail rig so capable… you’ll leave the mountain goats at home!
A  trail rig so capable, mountain goats would be jealous
A Trail Rig So Capable… Mountain Goats Get Jealous!
A Trail Rig So Capable…we’re wondering why we didnt name it project moutain goat.
A trail rig so capable…., even the mountain goats are impressed!
A trail rig so capable you’ll swear it’s an electronic billy goat
A Trail Rig so Capable mountain goats struggle to keep up !
A trail rig so capable mountain goats cant follow.
A Trail Rig so Capable…it  makes mountain goats go wow
A trail rig so capable…mountain goats follow you
A trail rig so capable…a mountain goat can’t even keep up.
A Trail Rig So Capable… Even A Mountain Goat Wants One.
A Trail Rig so Capable a mountain goat will need a ride
A Trail Rig so Capable It Will Give Mountain Goats Self-Esteem Issues
A trail rig so capable…Even mountain goats drive it
A trail rig so capable…billy goats will be offended

Axial’s Submission (doesn’t count): a trail rig so capable, it could mate with any mountain goat it wants.


Most Popular Taglines:

A trail rig so capable…. you’ll wish you were 1:10 scale
A trail rig so capable…. A caveman can do it
A trail rig so capable…. competition want it!
A trail rig so capable…….what’s a winch again?
A trail rig so capable…it’ll put your 1:1 to shame
A trail rig so capable, well its just that capable
A Trail Rig so Capable… it makes Big Obstacles (or rocks) look small!
A Trail Rig So Capable…Your Friends will be Envious.
A trail rig so capable….you might forget it’s radio control!
A trail rig so capable…. NASA’s next lunar rover will copy it.
A trail rig so capable…. it can take on chuck norris
A trail rig so capable… that its made by Axial.
A trail rig so capable….Mother nature fears it!
A Rig so Capable you wish you were 7(6) inches tall
A trail rig so capable…. Could GI Joe find anything better
A trail rig so capable, it makes it’s own trails.
A trail rig so capable…rocks become stones
A Trail Rig So Capable….you wont need trails.
A Trail Rig so Capable…you’ll never drive your 1:1 again.
A trail rig so capable… the competition will be trailing behind!
A trail rig so capable….you wont want to stop driving it.
A trail rig so capable… The world will seem flat
A Trail Rig So Capable… It knows no limits.
A trail rig so capable… you will feel like you are really driving it
A trail rig so capable… you’ll want to trade in your full size…
A trail rig so capable it seems to defy physics.
A Trail Rig so Capable…Sasquatch would drive it
A trail rig so capable… No Rock stands A Chance
A trail rig so capable… Has No Boundaries
A Trail Rig So Capable…It’s almost not fair!!!
A Trail Rig so Capable…you may even beat Bender!
A Trail Rig So Capable It Eats Boulders For Breakfast.
A Trail Rig so Capable… It makes mountains into molehills.
A trail rig so capable, you no longer need the trail.
A trail rig so capable it makes the competition cry
A Trail Rig So Capable…Who Needs Bath Tissue?
A Trail Rig so Capable it makes the impossible seem  possible.
A Trail Rig so Capable Seatbelts are Optional
A Trail Rig So Capable your Comp Rig is going to get lonely.
A trail rig so capable… it stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last night


We’ll be adding more. This is only a partial list, but we wanted to include some of the really funny ones that didn’t make the cut for being obscene or inappropriate (they’re mixed in with some of the TOP contenders)…. but you’ll get a kick out of them.

A trail rig so capable…Land Rover sent their guys over to get spy shots
A Trail Rig so Capable…it  makes the toughest trail looks like a paved highway
A trail rig so capable… not even a Jeep would understand.
A Trail Rig so Capable… Your Wife is going to absolutly hate it.
A trial rig so capable it makes Cambodia look like Kansas!
A trail rig so capable…you’ll need good hiking gear.
A trail rig so capable…. your friends won’t say you play with toys.
A trail rig so capable … Jay Leno has five!
A trail rig so capable…. it doesnt need you
A trail rig so capable…….your ex wife will want it in the divorce.
A trail rig so capable….it will make you think your a better driver then you actually are
A trail rig so capable…. it showed up on the gone in 60 seconds list.
A trail rig so capable…. who needs the buddy system?
A Trail Rig so Capable…it gives you wings, no bull
A Trail Rig so Capable…It will seem the Earth really *is* Flat.
A Trail Rig so Capable…You’ll go the long way round
A Trail Rig So Capable… It Can Climb Mount Everest With One Wheel Tied Behind Its Tailgate
A Trail Rig so Capable…it’s the best thing that happened to man…next to hot women and DIG…but mostly DIG!
A trail rig so capable….trails?  it don’t need no stinkin’ trails
A trail rig so capable…  your only real challenge will be finding a challenge!
A trail rig so capable….. I was spotted on Mars winching out the Sojourner.
A trail rig so capable…. Even Richard Simmons could drive one!
A trail rig so capable…. it beats, uh whats that other companys name???
A trail rig so capable….Your hands will have something else to love
A trail rig so capable…. we had to put lights on it for when you can’t see the trail.
A trail rig so capable… YOU will be it’s only limitation!
A trail rig so capable you’ll be saying “hold my beer watch this
A Trail Rig So Capable… It’s like killing Unicorns with a bomb.
A trail rig so capable….there’s no competition to follow it. (the competition will have a hard time following it)
A trail rig so capable…all your friends wished they had small ones too.
A Trial Rig so Capable…it will crawl over a dead hookers ass!!!
A Trail Rig so Capable…it’s no longer a Jeep thing
A trail rig so capable… Columbus could have discovered a lot more then America with it.
A Trail Rig so Capable…All the chicks will want you to sign their boobs.
A Trail Rig so Capable…NASA wants to use it to explore Uranus
A Trail Rig so Capable…Spiders hate us”
A trail rig so capable…GPS required.
A trail rig so capable……Drive, Conquer, Rinse, Repeat…Any questions?
A trail rig so capable it turns mountains into mole hills.
A trail rig so capable, it makes Chuck Norris feel useless.
A trail rig so capable… Columbus could have discovered a lot more then America with it.
A trail rig so capable… Dora the Explorer may end up buying one
A Trail Rig So Capable It Will Never Need A Government Bail Out.
A Trail Rig So Capable…Rocks will turn to sand, puddles will dry up, roots will break, and other rigs will scurry away with their tails between their tires!
A trail rig so capable…the Sierra Club will protest outside your home!”
A Trail Rig so Capable… it was fired from a job at the Department of Transportation for making it’s manager look bad.
A Trail Rig so Capable… it’s driven to Atlantis and back …. Twice”
A trail rig so capable…. you would leave your mothers basement to drive it.
A Trail Rig So Capable….You’re Going to Need Bigger Rocks
A trail rig so capable…..5 out of 5 doctors recommend it.
A Trail Rig so Capable…it’s the best thing that happened to man…next to hot women and DIG…but mostly DIG!
A trail rig so capable…it should come with boots
A Trail Rig so Capable…The competition will drop their lug nuts

Somehow this submission just appeared in our inbox, but it isn’t a valid entry:  A trail rig so capable, “been there, done that” isn’t just about your girlfriend.

There’s (a lot) more…… stay tuned!

BR50 Body on an SC8e

I decided to try and paint up a new BR50 body (Part #AX4015) for my personal BR50, with an old school 80′s look. Also mounted it up to Brandon’s SC8e to see if it would work. I had to remove the inner plastic roll cage to get it to fit the chassis properly. But, it looks pretty decent. The SC8e body is a little longer. But, the BR50 body is close to being the same size and should be strong enough to take the abuse an SC8e can dish out.

A few pics before mounting it up
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Mounted up to the SC8e
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First Woman to Win a Comp

BPRCA driver Shannon Davis won her first competition recently in the Sacramento area. It was round 3 of the 4 comp series at CCRC. Shannon made the trip out with a few fellow BPRCA drivers to see how they’d measure up to the competition. Shannon managed to take the win with her AX10 in the Novice class to be the first women I’ve ever heard of to win a comp. Congrats to Shannon and the rest of the BPRCA crew, good job guys!!

Don’t let her innocent look fool you…………………..this girl can drive!!
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Here’s a few more pics that I took of Shannon from the Lucia Falls comp earlier this year. Notice the stick radio she’s driving with.
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Pro-Line World Championships of Rock Crawling

For the last 3 years the United States Radio Controlled Crawler Association, or USRCCA, has held their Nationals in Moab, Utah at Potato Salad Hill. With the rapid growth in RC rock crawling over the last few years these national level events actually started attracting people from around the world. There were 6 Japanese competitors at the 2008 Nationals. USRCCA owners Jason Hensel and John Hubbard recognized there was enough interest to hold an even bigger event then nationals. The idea for the first ever “Worlds” was floating around in Jason and John’s minds for a while. But, they needed to get all their ducks in a row before letting it be known to the public. They also knew they had plenty of terrain here in the US to host an event of this magnitude, as well as the support from online vendors and major R/C companies that offer crawler specific products. They just had to enlist the help of a few hardcore volunteers to pull it off. Fast forward to the first ever “Worlds of Rock Crawling”. Held at beautiful Donner Ski Ranch in northern California this event was going to have some of the longest/toughest courses ever set for a comp, and the courses didn’t disappoint…………………they were brutal!! Here’s a few of the highlights from the 2.2 class.

NorCal’s own Brian Crofts working his 2.2 comp crawler
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This gate had about a 25 foot drop off on one side…………………….hold your line driver
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Daniel Flemming’s Berg
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Austin Dunn’s 2.2
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Jeff Gill’s 2.2 comp crawler
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What a view
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My SWX
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Team Axial Driver Dean Hsiao’s AX10
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RCShortcourse.com was on hand providing live coverage from the event for RCCrawler.com
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Mike Thompson’s 2.2
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Yoshiaki Kataoka’s custom Kyosho crawler
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More scenery
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Brandon’s SWX
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Matt Kearney’s SWX
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Here’s how the top 3 in the 2.2 class ended up……….
1st Austin Dunn
2nd Jake Hallenbeck
3rd Jay Robinette

Congrats to everyone that competed in this inaugural World Class event. Keep an eye out for details on next year’s comp.

SCX10 Tagline Mini-Contest – A Trail Rig So Capable….

We all know how capable the SCX10 is, but who better to tell us how capable it is other than you. So far the marketing department has only come up with these sub-par “War Admiral” 2nd rate taglines. (*who’s War Admiral? that was the runner-up to Seabiscuit in the famous match race on November 1st, 1938. See!, nobody remembers 2nd rate/place).

  1. “A trail rig so capable…. your mama can drive it” – we opted not to do this one because we know how some of you can be very sensitive about your moms.
  2. “A trail rig so capable…. bigfoot has nothing on it” – just plain weak.
  3. “A trail rig so capable… *********” – we just wisely opted to automatically censor ourselves because it wasn’t politically correct and it was fairly offensive.
  4. “A trail rig so capable… there’s no need for roadside assistance ” – roadside assistance is relevant for 1:1, but not necessarily for R/C.
  5. “A trail rig so capable… it beats having legs”. Yea, not good.
  6. “A trail rig so capable… you’ll feel incapable compared to it” – this one doesn’t work when you slam yourself.

You’re probably asking why can’t you go with a totally new phrase? Well, we can’t make it that easy. Besides we did try out a couple other taglines such as:

  1. “hot chicks love guys and their trail rigs….. just don’t let your wife know that” – we know that not all of you are married, and we know that an open and honest relationship is what everybody should be striving for.

BE SURE TO READ THE RULES AND GUIDLINES BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY!

So here’s the rules because there are always rules:

  1. You must supply: name, address, contact info and your 3 taglines. Failure to provide all the necessary information will result in disqualification.
  2. Only one entry per person, but you are allowed up to 3 taglines.
  3. “In the order it was received”. If we were to receive the same winning entry, we’ll take whoever submitted the winning entry first.
  4. Submissions with more than 3 taglines submitted will be automatically disqualified.
  5. Failure to utilize the initial phrase “A Trail Rig so Capable…” will also be automatically disqualified.
  6. “Keep it Clean”. Qualifying taglines must be tasteful and not obscene or offensive.
  7. All winning submissions become the property of Axial, and may be potentially used in marketing materials.
  8. Yes, this is open to everybody around the world although the submission must be in english.
  9. Axial reserves the right to modify these Contest Rules at any time.

Guidelines:

  1. The funnier or catchier the tagline, the better!
  2. Keep it relevant. Deviating from “a trail rig so capable” will lessen your chances of winning. Such as “A trail rig so capable…. it’s like the MP40 in Call of Duty 5 with double-tap!”.
  3. Keep it current and don’t get too niche such as “A trail rig so capable…. it beats having a sherpa”. Unfortunately not everybody knows what a “sherpa” is. FYI : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa

Prizes:

Now onto the best part. The prizes!

  1. 1st place: SCX10 TR (AX90012) – PRICE $550
  2. 2nd place: SCX10 Kit (AX90007) – PRICE $450
  3. 3rd place: *Dingo Body (AX4010) - PRICE $60 *Winner subject to product availability. Product may not be available at the time of the announcement although the winner will receive the first available shipment.

Winners:

The deadline is September 18th (Friday), 2009. Winners will be announced September 21st (Monday), 2009. The winners will be posted here on the Axial blog, and depending on how many entries we receive we may have a people’s choice poll.

Submitting:

Please submit all entries to: THE CONTEST IS OVER. You must include: name, address, and contact info: email address and/or phone number.  Please do not submit more than once.